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The Resource Founders, classics, canons : modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage, Peter Baehr ; with a foreword by Steven Lukes and critical contributions by Adomas Püras, Philip Walsh, and William Outhwaite

Founders, classics, canons : modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage, Peter Baehr ; with a foreword by Steven Lukes and critical contributions by Adomas Püras, Philip Walsh, and William Outhwaite

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Founders, classics, canons : modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage
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Founders, classics, canons
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modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage
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Peter Baehr ; with a foreword by Steven Lukes and critical contributions by Adomas Püras, Philip Walsh, and William Outhwaite
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eng
Summary
Founders, classics, and canons have been vitally important in helping to frame sociology's identity. Within the academy today, a number of positions✹feminist, postmodernist, postcolonial✹question the status of "tradition." In Founders, Classics, Canons, Peter Baehr defends the continuing importance of sociology's classics and traditions in a university education. Baehr offers arguments against interpreting, defending, and attacking sociology's great texts and authors in terms of founders and canons. He demonstrates why, in logical and historical terms, discourses and traditions cannot actually be "founded" and why the term "founder" has little explanatory content. Equally, he takes issue with the notion of "canon" and argues that the analogy between the theological canon and sociological classic texts, though seductive, is mistaken. Although he questions the uses to which the concepts of founder, classic, and canon have been put, Baehr is not dismissive. On the contrary, he seeks to understand the value and meaning these concepts have for the people who employ them in the cultural battle to affirm or attack the liberal university tradition.--
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Baehr, P. R.
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Lukes, Steven
  • Püras, Adomas
  • Walsh, Philip
  • Outhwaite, William
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  • Sociology
  • Sociology
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Founders, classics, canons : modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage, Peter Baehr ; with a foreword by Steven Lukes and critical contributions by Adomas Püras, Philip Walsh, and William Outhwaite
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-279) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Founders of discourse -- Founders of institutions -- The utility, rhetoric, and interpretation of classic texts -- Classicality: criteria and reception -- Canons -- A concluding look at the three concepts -- The politics of founders: a practical guide to shaping the collective memory of the discipline -- Sociology and classicality: texts, borders, and borderline classics -- Canons round again
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FIEb17812033
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23 cm.
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Second edition.
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xx, 290 pages
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9781412857055
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1064694139
Label
Founders, classics, canons : modern disputes over the origins and appraisal of sociology's heritage, Peter Baehr ; with a foreword by Steven Lukes and critical contributions by Adomas Püras, Philip Walsh, and William Outhwaite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Founders of discourse -- Founders of institutions -- The utility, rhetoric, and interpretation of classic texts -- Classicality: criteria and reception -- Canons -- A concluding look at the three concepts -- The politics of founders: a practical guide to shaping the collective memory of the discipline -- Sociology and classicality: texts, borders, and borderline classics -- Canons round again
Control code
FIEb17812033
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xx, 290 pages
Isbn
9781412857055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1064694139

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